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Why Bitou Cape Park is special ?
Bitou offers three trails that wind around the park area and afford great views of the coastline and intriguing landforms. You can take a break at any of the numerous pavilions that dot the cliffs for a seaside excursion like no other.
Fishermen have made this area something of a home for themselves, and you will likely wonder in amazement how they make it down to the rock platforms at the base of the cliffs. This sort of old world living is still found along the northern coast of Taiwan, and is quite characteristic of the quiet serenity of the region.
What to explore at Bitou Cape Park?
Bitou Cape is one of the Three Capes of North Taiwan, the other two being Fugui Cape, the island's northernmost cape, and Sandiao Cape (Sandiaojiao), its easternmost. Most of the sea-eroded landform types of the entire Northeast Coast are found here, including the sea cliffs, undercut bluffs, and platforms which are more fully developed here than anywhere else in Taiwan. The sea-eroded platforms are thick with mush-room-shaped rocks, honeycomb rock, tofu (bean curd) rock, and marine fossils, all of which make this an outstanding natural geological classroom.
A paved footpath leads off beside the Bitou Elementary School here and onto the cape, giving access to splendid vistas of sea and sky. The path terminates at the tip of the cape and Bitou Cape Lighthouse, which was first constructed in 1896 and was rebuilt in its present form after being destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.
How to get to Bitou Cape Park?
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Prov. Hwy 2 → Bitou Cape Park
Or by bus:
1. THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Kuo-kuang Bus (bound for Yilan and Luodong) to Bitou Cape stop
2. Take the Keelung Bus from Keelung to Fulong.
Bitou Cape Park